Shipley Launches DEI Family Network Affinity Groups
The Shipley DEI department is excited to have hosted Family Affinity Group Gatherings this fall as part of its work to fulfill the goals and strategies set forth in the School's DEI Strategic Plan. Affinity Groups are a safe space for our Shipley community members who identify as Black/African Heritage; Jewish Heritage, LGBTQIA+, Latinx Heritage, and Asian & Asian Pacific-Islander Heritage to network, share, and reflect on their experiences at The Shipley School.
An affinity group is a designated “safe space,” where everyone in that group shares a particular identity. This identity can be based on race, gender, sexual orientation, language, nationality, physical/mental ability, socio-economic class, family structure, religion, etc. [NAIS.org]
Looking forward, we welcome and encourage other affinity groups that families would like to participate in. If you are interested in starting or participating in a Family Affinity group that aligns with your identity please feel free to reach out to Dr. Reginald Davenport or Sheri Rider-Jobe, or any of our DEI coordinators; Lila Corgan, Bruce Nkala, Kira White, or Saburah Posner.
SHIPLEY FAMILY AFFINITY GROUPS Black Family Network Jewish Heritage Family Network LGBTQIA+ Family Network Latino Family Network International/Asian Alliance Family Network
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.